United States Army Reserve Center Property Redevelopment




Assessment, Remediation & Monitoring (ARM)




United States Army Reserve Center Property Redevelopment

Under the Base Realignment and Closure Act, the U.S. Army was divesting the former Army Reserve Center in Rio Vista. The City of Rio Vista wished to redevelop the property as a community park. The 25-acre facility, located on the Sacramento River, had previously been used as a boat repair facility. This fixed-price remediation project involved characterizing the site and performing risk assessments tailored to the desired land use. Scenarios evaluated included recreators, hotel workers, and construction workers among others. The site investigation and cleanup were overseen jointly by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) and U.S. EPA, with DTSC serving in the lead role. Primary contaminants were lead associated with lead-based paint flaking off of the old buildings on-site. Polychlorinated Dibenzo-Para-Dioxins (PCDD)/ and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans (PCDFs) were also a concern due to the former incinerator on the property. Cameron-Cole staff acted as the lead risk assessor for the project. The site was cleaned up to residential standards and subsequently handed over to the City of Rio Vista.